PARIS Ė Greenvity Communication announced it has launched the Hybrii, a hybrid SoC family that integrates powerline communication (PLC) and wireless capabilities on a single chip. The Hybrii family includes the Hybrii-XL chip for smart grid, smart energy management, industrial and consumer applications, and the Hybrii-PLC device for rugged, high temperature conditions.
The Hybrii-XL solution
, or GV7011, integrates IEEE802.15.4/ZigBee Wireless and HomePlug Green PHY PLC. The chip integrates a HomePlug Green PHY PLC transceiver, a 2.4GHz RF transceiver of IEEE802.15.4/ZigBee, a high performance 8-bit micro controller and various interfaces including Ethernet 10/100 and SPI for plug & play purpose.
Greenvity claimed that GV7011 offers high performance with data rate up to 9.8 Mbps in PLC mode and 250 Kbps in wireless mode.
The Hybrii-XL chip provides backbone, two-way communication in HEMS/BEMS applications such as smart meters, energy-efficient appliances, home gateways, routers, HVAC and thermostats. For multi-dwelling units such as condos and apartment buildings, existing power lines can transfer data and cover a longer distance than wireless alone, while ZigBee will cover each room wirelessly. Other applications include solar inverters and smart and controlled lighting.
, or GV7012, a AEC-Q100 compliant HomePlug Green PHY System-on-Chip. The chip integrates a HomePlug Green PHY PLC transceiver, a high performance 8-bit MCU, analog front-end, baseband, MAC, embedded memory. It supports up to 9.8 Mbps of data rate over power line. The GV7012 chip is equipped with SPI, Ethernet 10/100 MAC and MII interfaces. Designed to meet rugged conditions and automotive grade temperatures (-40 degrees C to +105 degrees C), the GV7012 is meant to support electric vehicle and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) or battery chargers.
Samples and evaluation kits of the Hybrii-XL (GV7011) and Hybrii-PLC (GV7012) are available now.